Dr. Sylvia Earle
I first met Dr. Sylvia Earle in July of 2008 when she spoke at the Hawaii Convention Center regarding
the current state of our marine environment. It was a real honor to have the opportunity to see her
speak again at the launch of Google Earth's OCEAN on February 2nd, 2009. For several decades Dr. Earle
has inspired and educated people around the world about the importance of marine environmental awareness
After the press release, John Racanelli, Executive Advisor for the Deep Search Foundation, invited the
Ocean Partners to the historic Dolphin Club on San Francisco's waterfront to celebrate the special occasion.
I was excited to have the opportunity to share my latest DVD production, Sea of Jazz, with Dr. Earle
and Ms. Glover.
One of the highlights of my trip was when Dr. Earle gave each of the Ocean Partners an autographed copy
of OCEAN, An Illustrated Atlas she and Linda K. Glover co-authored for National Geographic. The Atlas
was produced with Grant Support from NASA and NOAA and features state- of-the-art sea-floor maps.
Sylvia's passion for the ocean illuminates the room when she talks about the sea and she'll forever
be a true inspiration to people around the globe as one of the greatest ocean explorers of all time.
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